Regular readers of High School Football America know that I’ve been referring to the Big 33 Classic as “the Super Bowl of High School Football” for decades…probably before the organization began using the phrase in its marketing. Wednesday, officials of the high school football all-star game that has had an alum in EVERY Super Bowl, announced its Pennsylvania roster for the 63rd game that will be played between Pennsylvania and Maryland on May 25 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Below is this year’s 38-man roster:
Big 33 Pennsylvania Roster
Tavion Banks, Bethlehem Catholic, Maine, 5-11, 195, RB.
Ali Barkley, Whitehall, Undecided, 6-1, 215, RB.
Kobe Brish, Schuylkill Haven, Undecided, 5-9, 205, LS.
Tui Brown, Gateway, UConn, 6-3, 210, LB.
Depree Bryant, Connellsville, Villanova, 5-9, 190, WR.
Josh Casilli, Peters Twp., Penn, 6-1, 175, WR.
Nick Chimienti, Central Dauphin, Stonybrook, 6-1, 180, DB.
Logan Danielson, Thomas Jefferson, IUP, 6-1, 265, DT.
Addison Darcy, State College, Navy, 6-3, 300, OL.
Kamere Day, Harrisburg, Undecided, 5-11, 175, WR.
Mac Duda, Thomas Jefferson, Princeton, 6-4, 280, OL.
Brock Gingrich, Cocalico, Delaware, 6-2, 290, OL.
Cole Graham, Hempfield Area, Saint Francis, 6-6, 270, DE.
Jake Green, North Schuylkill, Villanova, 6-1, 280, DT.
Anthony Harris, Nazareth, Maine, 6-3, 185, QB.
Liam Johnson, St. Joseph’s Prep, Penn, 6-1, 220, LB.
Donte Kent, Harrisburg, Central Michigan, 5-11, 175, DB.
Kevin Kurzinger, State College, Duquesne, 6-2, 235, DE.
William Leyland, Souderton, Temple, 6-1, 200, K.
Nathan Lusk, State College, Army, 6-3, 235, TE.
Matt McGeary, St. Joseph’s Prep, Colgate, 6-2, 310, OL.
Tyrell Mims, Martin Luther King, Villanova, 5-10, 170.
Jaxson Montross, Tunkhannock, Shippensburg, 6-1, 155, K.
Kaden Moore, (Bethlehem) Freedom, Virginia Tech, 6-3, 310, OL.
Ricky Ortega, Coatesville, Villanova, 5-11, 195, QB.
Noah Palm, Cocalico, New Hampshire, 6-1, 210, DB.
Naseer Penn, Baldwin, Maine, 6-1, 180, DB.
Michael Petrof, Ligonier Valley, Navy, 6-2, 275, DT.
Ryan Savagem, LaSalle College High, Princeton, 6-2, 230, DE.
Ian Sheehan, Neshaminy, Undecided, 6-1, 186, WR.
Patrick Shupp, Easton, Delaware, 6-3, 320, OL.
Aakeem Snell, Penn Hills, Lackawanna College, 6-2, 195, DB.
Jalen Stewart, Freedom, Undecided, 6-1, 225, RB.
Gus Sunseri, (Pittsburgh) Central Catholic, Pitt, 5-11, 190, LB.
Bryce Thoman, Central Dauphin, Temple, 6-5, 270, OL.
Dylan Walker, Pope John Paul II, Colorado State, 6-4, 225, TE.
Marques Watson-Tent, Blackhawk, Georgia Southern, 5-11, 195, LB.
Levi Wentz, Pine-Richland, Old Dominion, 6-3, 185, DB.
For those of you not familiar with the Big 33, it’s an all-star high school football game played in Pennsylvania since 1958. Over the years, Pennsylvania all-stars have squared-off against all-star teams from Maryland, Ohio and Texas. On other occasions, Pennsylvania has faced an all-USA team.
The streak started when Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Herb Adderley played for the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I. Adderley was a Big 33’er from Northeast High School in Philadelphia.